1. 3 Keys to Great Abs

    Great abs are the ultimate sign of fitness on both male and female physiques. With countless fitness experts out there, you’d think getting great abs would be down to a science at this point. Instead, competing voices and conflicting information can be confusing to the person who just wants to rock a 6-pack. Beyond genetic factors you can’t control, the keys to getting phenomenal abdominals ar…Read More

  2. New to Spunk Fitness? Check Out Our Blog!

    At Spunk health clubs, we want all of our members to be able to enjoy quality workouts within a comfortable and motivating environment. We offer only the latest exercise equipment for both cardiovascular and strength training, and our members are supported from the beginning with resources like Spunk Academy. The best gyms are designed with the members in mind, and ours is no different. We left th…Read More

  3. The ACSM Survey Results: Top Fitness Trends for 2016

    Fitness trends change from year to year depending on many influences, but are largely driven by consumers like you and me. What we want to spend our time, money, and energy on is of great interest to fitness professionals, product developers, and retailers because it can make our break their success. That’s why, for the past ten years, the American College of Sports Medicine has gathered survey …Read More

  4. Is “Hot” Yoga Safe?

    Since the release of a study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) earlier this year which raised alarm over the high core temperatures of its Bikram (a.k.a. “hot) yoga participants, the safety of this popular form of yoga has been under closer scrutiny. Here’s what it’s all about, and if – or when – you should be concerned. “Hot Yoga”: What Is It? If you’re not familiar with h…Read More

  5. Fitness & Travel: Packing for a Plane Ride

    You’ve just gotten back into your fitness groove when yet again, it’s time to fly out for a business trip or a family vacation. How do you keep momentum — or at the very least, not regress – when travel throws off your routine, limits what you can pack, and lands you somewhere where you can’t exercise the way you’re used to? This is a dilemma many frequent flyers face, and without plan…Read More

  6. The Newbies Guide to Foam Rolling

    Foam rolling has been around in the world of physical therapy for a long time, but has recently become a mainstream practice for preventing injuries and aiding muscle recovery. Available at most sporting goods and athletic stores for $10-$40, foam rollers are an affordable and readily-available means of self-therapy, with advantages that more and more athletes are realizing. So what exactly is foa…Read More

  7. Better Health in the Bedroom

    Yes, it’s a racy title but it did get you to tune in!  Let’s face it, when we’re talking about health and well-being, the bedroom is an important category.  Two areas relating to the bedroom that have become chronic problems in North America are insomnia and low sex drive. Insomnia Of all the sleep disorders, insomnia is the most prevalent.  It is characterized by an inability to initiate…Read More

  8. Being Heart Healthy with Exercise

    Cardiovascular diseases are disease of the heart and blood vessel system.  They include coronary heart disease (often called heart disease), stroke, high blood pressure, angina and rheumatic heart disease.  According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, with 500,000 people in the United States dying of heart disease each year. Many others with heart problems become …Read More

  9. The Real Fountain of Youth!

    People in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. By 2030, the number of U.S. adults aged 65 or older will more than double to about 71 million. The rapidly increasing number of older Americans has far-reaching implications for our nation’s public health system and will place unprecedented demands on the provision of health care and aging-related services. Research has shown that poor healt…Read More

  10. 5 Reasons to Run 5Ks

    If you’ve never run or walked a 5K race before, you need to. Statistics from runningusa.org indicate that as of 2012, the 5K (3.1 miles) remained the preferred race distance, with a total of 6.2 million participants. For many of you, the concept of ‘racing’ might seem like an unrealistic goal, especially if you find it hard to maintain any level of movement, let alone speed. The good news is…Read More